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Sunday's game between the Bengals and Steelers is a sell out

Sunday's game between the Bengals and Steelers is sold out and was announced as such on Tuesday. Why are we just pointing this out now? Call it a nasty smoker-like habit.

A friend at work wondered... did Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers sell out? The answer is yes, the game is sold out and will air on local television in Cincinnati (WKRC), Dayton (WHIO) and Lexington (WKYT). It was announced on the team's weekly presser on Tuesday. Why are we making a post of it now? Because it occurred to us that there really wasn't one.

Another indication that Sunday's game is sold out is the lack of "I don't know if it's going to sellout" mentions coming from Paul Brown Stadium. This usually happens when 1) the team really is concerned that it won't sell out or 2) the team wants to sell more than the 85 percent threshold because... business.

Obviously games with Pittsburgh tend to sell well... if not for Bengals fans wanting to witness their team putting the vice grip to non-sunshine locations on the Steelers, but Pittsburgh's fans filling up the remaining seats. In the 90s, it was usually sold out but renamed Three Rivers Stadium West. Of course, our kind has reclaimed our territory and thus, sold out Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Cincinnati Bengals ticket manager Andrew Brown said in October that he felt confident that the remaining games would sell out, which included Sunday's game against Pittsburgh and Cincinnati's Monday Night Football contest (Nov. 22) against the Broncos.